Published on Fri, 12/28/2018 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Literacy Day is January 27

We're counting down to the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day (FLD) on January 27! In celebration of this milestone, families are encouraged to "Take 20" minutes to make learning together part of their everyday. Download the following free resources to support your FLD activities. Click here for all English and French resources or click on the individual links below: 

English and French PSAs, matte stories, a social media guide and stock images are also available to be downloaded here or at ABC Life Literacy's media room.

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. 

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

Register your event for a chance to win a prize pack

Let us know what you have planned for Family Literacy Day 2019. All events submitted by January 16 will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a FLD Prize Pack to arrive before Family Literacy Day!

Family Literacy Day Honourary Chair Barbara Reid

We are incredibly fortunate to have Barbara Reid as our FLD Honourary Chair once again for 2019! She is an award-winning Canadian children's author and modelling clay illustrator. View her video message and read her Q&A.

For more information, visit

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